Welcome to The Children's Museum of Wilmington! Come explore, play, and learn with us! Children will learn through play and parents will learn how to play again! Take a virtual tour here!

  • Admissions and Hours

    Hours of Operation        

    Memorial Day through Labor Day:

    Monday - Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM

    Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM

    Labor Day through Memorial Day:

    Monday: Closed

    Tuesday - Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM

    Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM


    Adults/Children: $9.75

    Military: $8.75

    Seniors: $8.75

    Children under 12 months: Free

    ACM/Anytime Members: Free

    Weekday Members: Mon.-Fri. - Free, Weekends- 1/2 Price Admission

  • Upcoming Events


    Mud Day

    June 23rd and 24th

    9am - 12 pm

    Join us for the messiest fun you can imagine! Celebrate International Mud Month at our annual MUD DAY event! Squish, stomp, and slide in the mud, make mud pies in our mud kitchen, explore Magic Mud and other new gooey concoctions. The mission of International Mud Month is to connect children to the joy of playing in nature; come see how we put our own Children’s Museum spin on playing in the mud! Wear a bathing suit or old clothes and bring a towel and a change of clothes. We'll have a rinsing area to clean off.


    Winter Park School Supply Drive

    July 1st  - July 31st

    For the first time ever, we are pairing up with Winter Park Elementary for a school supplies drive! Throughout the month we will be collecting pens, pencils, markers, and any new school supplies to donate. Winter Park provides all of their students with new school supplies at the beginning of the year and we want to help! Bring any new school supplies in and receive a discount off your daily admission!



    Art Fun in August

    August 12th

    9am - 12pm

    Van Gogh? Picasso? Monet? Be inspired by famous artists today! Join us as we get creative with different art mediums. Come to the Children’s Museum of Wilmington for art fun that the whole family can enjoy!


    Heroes and Heroines

    September 17th 

    9am - 12pm

    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's....SUPERHERO DAY AT CMOW! All of our games and activities will feature superpowers, good guys, and, of course, villains! Dress up as your favorite superhero or be your own, either way, you'll have a BLAST saving the world at our most heroic event of the year. 


    Fall Festival

    October 21st

    9am - 12pm

    Celebrate the changing seasons and falling leaves at our annual Fall Festival. Fall crafts, face painting, treats, and a bounce house! You don’t want to miss out on the family fun!


    Museum Mashup

    November 19th 

    9am - 12pm

    Did you miss making colorful slime on New Years Noon or eating paleontology pudding at Dino Day? Join us on Museum Mashup when we rewind the year and revisit some of our favorite museum activities! Our staff will pick our most popular stations from all of our 2017 monthly events for one huge day of activities! We're going back in time to celebrate the best of the best!



    Polar Express Day

    Dec 16th


    ALL ABOARD! Join us in your jammies for our 3rd annual Polar Express day! We will have hot chocolate, story time, holiday crafts, letters to Santa, train rides and so much more! Each child will receive a special believe bell while supplies last. You won’t want to miss our most magical event of the year! We believe, but the question is, do you?

  • Kids Cooking Club Program on WECT

    Kids Cooking Club Program featured on WECT

    Click the title above to check out The Children's Museum of Wilmington on WECT News to learn about our DELICIOUS Kids Cooking Club program with our Director of Art and Early Childhood Education, Mary Ellen!

    Kids Cooking Club is every Tuesday at 3:30 PM
    StoryCOOKS is every Thursday at 10:00 AM

  • 2017 Membership Benefits

    Children's Museum Partners with Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium
    Museum members will now receive HALF OFF admission to our Ocean Isle partners, the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. We also offer half off admission to members of these locations at The Children's Museum of Wilmington. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. For more information on the Museum of Coastal Carolina and the Ingram Planetarium, visit www.museumplanetarium.org or call (910) 579-1016.

    Children's Museum Partners with Memories of a Child
    We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Memories of a Child to bring discounts and incentives to our visitors and members! Below is our current promotion, check back for more offers!

    Show us your Memories of a Child receipt and receive 10% off your admission total.
    Bring your CMoW receipt to Memories of a Child and receive 10% off your purchase

    * * Must be redeemed within a week of the date listed on the receipt * *

  • Virtual Tour